Professors reframe studies of Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi’s death

Tufts professors are re-examining their application of Saudi Arabia in academic coursework following last month’s killing of Saudi expatriate and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. According to an Oct. 25 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, multiple New England universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Babson College and Harvard University, are reconsidering or are being pressured to reconsider their relationship with […]


Dining workers, students lead demonstrations to address harassment claims

Dining workers and student activists protested treatment of Tufts Dining Services employees in a series of demonstrations last week centered around claims that Christine Tringale, a night cook supervisor at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, experienced verbal harassment and retaliation for comments she made in an Oct. 29 article in the Tufts Observer. In the article, which also featured quotes from other […]


Arts and Sciences graduate students ratify first contract in unanimous vote

Graduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S) unanimously voted to ratify their first contract with the administration Thursday, making Tufts the third private university in the United States to have a recognized graduate student union under contract. Voting took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Mayer Campus Center, after […]


Students, faculty react to OCR’s decision to re-open Rutgers case

Tufts students and faculty responded this week to a Department of Education (DOE) decision to reopen a case filed against Rutgers University by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) in April 2011. According to a New York Times story about the matter published on Sept. 11, the organization claimed that the previous administration, in closing the case, had […]


Dining Service workers vote to unionize, collective bargaining to follow

Tufts Dining Services employees voted decisively to unionize with UNITE HERE Local 26 on Tuesday. The vote tally for the election, organized by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), was 127 in favor of unionization and 19 against, with 1 void ballot and 11 challenges, surpassing the simple majority required to secure a union victory. About 89.8 percent of 176 eligible voters […]


Tufts Democrats petition Board of Trustees to rescind Eric Greitens’ honorary degree over sexual assault allegations

Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. Tufts Democrats released a petition last week calling on the university to rescind an honorary degree given to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in 2012 in response to recent allegations of sexual assault against him. The petition also called on Greitens to resign.  Greitens also spoke at Tufts’ commencement in 2012, receiving […]


Robert Mack, Joyce Sackey replace Amy Freeman as Chief Diversity Officers

Amy Freeman, the former chief diversity officer and associate vice provost at Tufts, will leave her position and return to Pennsylvania, University President Anthony Monaco and Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris announced in an emailed statement to students on March 27. Robert Mack, the associate dean of student success and advising, will assume […]


Tufts admits Class of 2022 from record-high applicant pool

On March 30, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offered spots in the Class of 2022 to 3,140 applicants, according to a TuftsNow article. The admissions office received 21,502 applications, marking a record-high number of applicants and a two percent increase from last year. The acceptance rate dropped from 14.8 percent last year to 14.6 percent, keeping in range […]


Trustees change policy for all boards in wake of Scaramucci case

On Jan. 29, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees approved an addition to its policy regarding the removal of a member from a Board of Advisors, according to Tufts’ Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins. “Removal – The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in consultation with the Dean/Program Director, Provost, and Chair on […]


First-year dorms Houston, Miller to undergo renovations in summer 2018

Houston and Miller Halls are scheduled to undergo complete renovation this summer, according to a statement composed of comments from Vice President for Operations Barbara Stein, Executive Director of Public Relations Patrick Collins, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon, Communications Specialist Mickey Toogood, Associate Director of Housing Operations Matthew Austin, Associate Dean of Student Affairs Christopher […]


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